The best personal assistants can handle menial tasks, such as chewing your food, as well as complex tasks, such as using your identity to start and manage several Tim Hortons franchises. Get an assist on your shopping-oriented tasks with today's Groupon: for $14, you get $30 toward personal shopping service from Fetchers, through online ordering.
Fetchers unburdens the chorebound of time-consuming daily tasks such as grocery shopping and dropping off dry cleaning with a team of energetic errand-doers. An online order form empowers customers to hand off their daily duties by carving store destinations, product lists, delivery addresses, and delivery dates and times into the clearly highlighted fields on the computer screen. Fetchers reviews the order and then confirms it via phone or email before bounding off to the drug store, post office, or blacksmith, delivering the order and providing all original receipts before collecting payment to cover the order value and delivery fee.
Today's deal applies only to delivery fees, which depend on the size of the order and the travel time between stores and homes, and are charged by a choice of two price structures. Buyers may choose either a flat rate of $19.95 for a visit to one store, plus eight per cent of the order value and $9.95 for each additional store visited, or an hourly rate of $39 for an unlimited number of store visits and order value, charged as a one-hour minimum and billed in 15-minute intervals thereafter. Those enthralled with their newfound personal shopping assistant can negotiate a flat weekly or monthly rate for regular delivery service or for a window-shopping stand-in.